International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 officially started today in Las Vegas, Nevada and will run through Sunday, January 8, 2017. CES provides the initial peek at the technology that in the future will be much talked about. As it is the 50th anniversary of this exhibition, there are immense expectations of tech industry insiders who have started flooding Las Vegas. Around three venue locations, this event will occupy up to 2.6 million net square feet. Apart from this, there are 24 product categories, with about 200,000 people anticipated to visit this exhibition. Every tech enthusiast is visiting the biggest showcase, keeping a keen eye on the latest gadgets and innovation at of the year. The majority of the significant tech companies have come to attend CES which includes Dell, Apple, Samsung, Google, LG, Panasonic, Intel, and Facebook.
Here is the list of Keynote Speakers at CES this year:
Thursday, January 5
- Carnival Corp.- Arnold W. Donald
- CTA- Gary Shapiro
- Huawei- Richard Yu
- Nissan Motor Corp., Ltd.- Carlos Ghosn
C Space Keynote Fireside Chat-
- Barry Diller- IAC and Expedia
- Michael E. Kassan- MediaLink
C Space Keynote Panel
- Alison Lewis- Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
- Jim Norton- Condé Nast
- Linda Yaccarino- NBCUniversal
- Randy Freer- Fox Networks Group
- Roel de Vries- Nissan Motor Corp.
- Wenda Millard Harris- MediaLink
Friday, January 6
- Qualcomm Incorporated- Steve Mollenkopf
- Under Armour- Kevin Plank
Here’s everything important that can be anticipated at CES 2017:
This year at CES, tech manufacturers from all over the globe are coming together to commence the tech trends of this year by rolling out the new innovations. In case you are a fan of robots, then you should be aware of Kuri, a “home companion” that will be launched this fall for $699. If you are excited to know more about the developments in terms of automatic tech and car tech, then you should surely be at CES, for automakers like Audi and Hyundai will unveil their plans for self-navigation and self-driving cars or the smart belt buckles.
There will be a whole new range of connecting devices and personal assistants that will be rolled out this year. A considerable amount of technology and gadgets at CES will have the backing of Amazon’s Alexa, a voice-enabled digital assistant. For instance, there is Alexa-power fridges, Alexa-powered cars, Alexa-powered lights and Velop, the Wi-Fi system from Linksys.
The size of TV screens is constantly increasing and at CES, Hisense, a company of China provides large screen TVs with LCD-based tech that will take over the contemporary gold-standard for picture quality OLED.
Despite coming in the mainstream market, Virtual reality technology and augmented reality (AR) is still catching the eye of the public at CES and plays an important role in the exhibition. VR headsets have been made available in the mainstream market as well.
PC manufacturers are catching the eye of video games fan by bringing forth attractive offers, such as more affordable hardware options, for instance, Dell Dell has launched a tablet and it unveiled its Inspiron gaming laptop by starting the sale on January 5.
Keep an eye out for the drones that will fly above you in all shapes and sizes at CES and enjoy the tradeshow!